Seat Ateca – Full review


Seat’s first proper crossover, which arrived on the scene in 2016 to equal every one of those numerous other little (however not very little) five-seat SUVs that appear to be extremely popular. You know the ones – the Nissan Qashqai got things moving a couple of years prior, yet these days everything’s about Peugeot 3008, VW Tiguan, Skoda Karoq, Kia Sportage, etc.

Not many of them are terrible vehicles, however, less still are too adjusted as the Ateca. In light of the VW Group, it’s to the Leon what the Tiguan is to the Golf, and what the Skoda Karoq is to the Scala. A raised-up hatchback offering more space (yet no more seats) for individuals and things in return for more cash. To be sure, these things are a decent, useful size for a group of four. The Ateca kicks off at only more than £23,000, with costs ascending to £40,000 for the Cupra.

Very brilliant, right? Very Seat. 2020’s facelift refreshes the grille, front-and-back guards, and head-and taillights.

Pity the inside, which is regardless useful and very much constructed, feels somewhat routine close by opponents, for example, the Peugeot 3008, even with Seat’s most recent infotainment framework acquired from the all-new Leon. In any case, essentially you get real handles and fastens for the environment controls. What’s more, it drives well – absolutely much better than it needs to.

Much of the tech will look and feel quite familiar, because VW Group, and so too will the engines, now updated to meet current emissions regs. You can have 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0-litre turbo petrol or a 2.0-liter diesel. With most engines, you get a choice between a six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG gearboxes, but it’s only the bigger, more powerful motors that get the option of all-wheel drive.

There are several color options to choose from, and if you ever scratch your Ateca, car painting services in Glendale will fix that for you.

There is no hybrid of any description – be it mild or plug-in – nor a full-electric version. If you want a plug-in hybrid Seat, you’ll need to look at the seven-seat Tarraco or Leon Estate

There is a performance version of the Ateca, though – sold under Seat’s ‘Cupra’ brand (it’s simply the Cupra Ateca – there are no Seat badges to speak of), it uses a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine with just under 300bhp, giving 0-62mph in not much over five seconds. Ateca gives a lot of power, just make sure you don’t run out of gas.


The entry-level engine is a 114bhp 1.0-liter three-chamber super petroleum. It’s a refined, willing and by and large great motor in hatchbacks like the Leon, and fairly great in the greater, heavier Ateca as well. Not in any manner quick, with a 0-62mph season of very nearly 11 seconds, however in the event that you don’t regularly wander onto the motorway, or burden your vehicle up to the gunwales with travelers and pack, chances are it’ll do you fine and dandy. Seat claims somewhere in the range of 39.2 and 43mpg, we saw 35mpg. Either way, it’s a lot faster than road bikes Ontario.

I really favored it to the 148bhp 1.5-liter turbocharged petroleum, which can close down two of its four chambers under low burden for better fuel utilization (something it does amazingly frequently and altogether unpretentiously). That is generally down to the gearbox, mind – we attempted the 1.0-liter with the six-speed manual and the 1.5 with the discretionary (to the tune of £1,600 or somewhere in the vicinity) seven-speed twin-grip programmed. In the city, it drives fantastic but if you’re, for instance, late for your acting classes, or manual therapy course it has enough speed so you won’t be late.

The previous is nice, exact, and smooth. The last is smooth enough as well, yet its propensity to change going full speed ahead at whatever point it can, and hesitance to kick down, implies it requires a second too long to even consider responding on the off chance that you spy a surpass and set some hard boundaries. Can likewise be somewhat reluctant when you’re attempting to make a fast escape at an intersection, or when you get on the force again in the wake of drifting into a traffic circle.

So we’d set aside our cash and stick with the manual. Both petroleum motors are smooth and refined in ordinary running. In and out of town you scarcely notice they’re turned on, it’s just under hard speed increase down slip streets or onto occupied traffic jams that make their quality felt.


The main genuine issue with the Ateca’s inside, and to be sure the insides of all hybrids that aren’t the Peugeot 3008, is that it isn’t particularly intriguing. The plan to a great extent reflects that of the old Seat Leon brought forth, which means the dashboard looks somewhat last-gen. This does basically mean you get real fastens for those touch-touchy positions you’ll discover in the new Golf and Leon, which makes everything easier to use.

The 9.2-inch touchscreen is new and runs the most recent infotainment framework from Leon. The illustration and technical animation that is shown on the screen are fresh and it reacts rapidly to your nudges and swipes, yet the UI isn’t the simplest to understand. Basically connecting Apple CarPlay (presently remote) is a snap and the sound system sounds nice. USB ports are type-C, and there’s remote charging on most specs.

Lower-trim vehicles get a little showcase between the speedometer and fire-up counter to show trip information, your present radio broadcast, and nav directions, while pricier ones get a configurable 10.25-inch advanced instrument group. The standard dials are acceptable and clear, yet the LCD does not have the clearness of Audi’s Virtual Cockpit.

It’s difficult to blame the Ateca ergonomically, and the material quality is comparable to the connected VW Tiguan. The Ateca is somewhat less roomy than the more costly VW, with 510-liters of freight volume (situates up) to the Tiguan’s 615. Furthermore, the seats don’t overlap absolutely level. Yet, nor is it pretty much as ample as the Skoda Kodiaq, which is a similar sort of cash as the Ateca (the ones you need, in any case) and just as great, however, profits by having seven seats. For people that know what is cold brew coffee and who like to enjoy it while driving, Ateca offers several cup holders so that way you won’t spill it all over your car.

You’ll love this car’s interior so much you’ll wish to call we buy houses Greenville and sell your house to permanently move to your car.


Costs begin at somewhat more than £23,000 and ascend to around £35,000 for a completely specced all-wheel-drive diesel auto. The Cupra costs around £40,000. Buying insurance right away goes without saying, and some dealerships even offer a free Brookdale recovery visit.

The reach starts with the SE, which offers an 8.25-inch touchscreen with remote energizing and cell phone connect, double zone environment control, front and backstopping sensors, journey control, and keyless passage. Next comes the SE Technology, which adds full LED headlights (just like the f150 headlights), inherent route, and greater wheels.

In case you’re feeling particularly reasonable, this is likely the spec you ought to go for, matched with the 1.5-liter petroleum engine, as it accompanies basically all that you may require. Money cost is simply over £26,355 however Seat does great PCP bargains as well, recall.

Go through more cash and you get more extravagances, clearly. The FR and the FR Sport are the, erm, lively looking ones. Also, they do look like it, with their large haggles trim. Knowing the pricing strategies, costs for those beginning around £27,600, so not significantly more than the SE Technology, and you get a really fascinating looking vehicle.

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